University of Alabama in Huntsville Reviews

  • 19 Reviews
  • Huntsville (AL)
  • Annual Tuition: $24,770
40% of 19 students said this degree improved their career prospects
79% of 19 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 8/18/2022
  • Degree: Computer and Information Science
"Uah keeps cutting funding and raising prices. This is okay if the money went to the education. The staff is overworked and this makes student education bad. This college has terrible parking and it does not have student interest in mind at all. I feel unprepared and I will not get my masters degree at UAH. Very bad college."
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  • Reviewed: 4/12/2022
  • Degree: Civil Engineering
"If you are a civil engineering major and you are thinking about attending UAH just don't. The advisors will turn it into a 5 or 6 year program, the teachers will degrade you for your major, and the college does nothing about professors that refuse to do their job."
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2022
  • Degree: Mathematics
"UAH pays their GTA's $6750 per semester. This is over $2000 less than GTA's at UAB, UAH, and Auburn. It is also less than half of the national average. They also have no plans on increasing the stipends to become competitive, nor to account for inflation. The GTA contracts are for "Approximately 20 hours per week", rather than "Up to 20 hours per week". This means, that every semester, GTA's will be required to perform a full 20 hours worth of duties (plus extra training, etc), where as at another university hours fluctuate between 10 and 20 per week, depending on the needs of the department. GTA summer contracts are the last thing considered on the budget and do not get announced until last minute, leaving grad students floundering for a job over the summer. The University has not hired tenured track faculty in 10 years. In that time, the Math department has gone from 16 down to 5 professors. This leads to a lack of variety in the course offerings made by the university, which slows down graduate students progress. Not only this, but the lack of professors leads to GTA's picking up the burden when teaching undergraduate courses. This further detriments graduate students' abilities to succeed in the program as they are overworked. TL;DR The graduate education at UAH is suffering and the University is doing nothing about it."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"Very serious about education and graduate degrees. Do not attend if you are not equally serious."
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2015
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"UAH provides students with a quality education through very qualified teachers and (depending on your major) state of the art technology. UAH is a great school if you want a great education for a relatively low price. It's not a party school. It's known for its students high academic achievements, mostly in the engineering fields."
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2015
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"Great school if you want to major in engineering. If you are a Liberal Arts major, you will sit in outdated class rooms because all the funding goes to the science majors departments. This is annoying because this means lack of technology in the class rooms and also opportunities such as internships etc."
Steven Artis
  • Reviewed: 5/7/2015
  • Degree: Aerospace Engineering
"Many of the professors are part time and work either in Research Park or on Redstone Arsenal. The number of Ph.D.s per capita is extremely high in the area and this leaves the graduate school with high expectations. In the 1990s it was considered "MIT of the south" due to discoveries in high temperature super conductivity. The rocket propulsion lab supports the Missile Defense Agency, NASA Marshal Space Flight Center, and companies in Research Park. If you are looking for an Aerospace Engineering school with access to big companies and where research opportunities are boundless you have come to the right place. The school is historically a commuter school and doesn't have the typical university feel though."
Joshua Hill
  • Reviewed: 3/9/2015
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
"UAH offers a growing and competitive research environment. The proximity to numerous space and defense companies means that one will never be without opportunities for research. Classrooms are always filled with a healthy mix of full-time graduate students, as well as those who are working full-time while getting their degree."
Gregory Drubka
  • Reviewed: 2/21/2015
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"Classes are pretty small for the most part. Professors seem to know all the current grad students in the program which is nice. Most professors are helpful and happy to explain material. Depending on the area you are interested in, there might not be a whole lot of classes that interest you."
Marie De Bedout
  • Reviewed: 2/11/2015
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"One of the biggest Pros for this graduate program- the main factor that drove me to this program- is the diversity in which you can apply your research. Additionally, the department has a varying amount of individuals will different backgrounds that enlighten students towards more diverse and interesting research. A con is that the funding is inconsistent due to it being a relatively new program and reliant on research money."
  • Reviewed: 1/10/2015
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"School is great but main focus is only on research, So the level of education is too high than it should be. Very Tough."
Nichole Yarbrough
  • Reviewed: 11/10/2014
  • Degree: Mathematics
"This program is geared toward UAH graduates and nontraditional students. It is economical, however it does not have a welcoming environment, especially for minority students. The faculty is very accessible which is fantastic. The campus does not offer any exclusive activities or accommodations for graduate students nor is there graduate housing. I would not recommend a math student to the program. I believe this is only applicable to the math department. The computer science department is phenomenal and pays attention to the graduate students. The math department does not make the students the priority."
Kevin Hoecherl
  • Reviewed: 10/21/2014
  • Degree: Business
"Great School, they really work around your schedule to provide the best education for Business related knowledge."
Cassandra Baldwin
  • Reviewed: 9/13/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"One pro includes the availability of the professors, which may be due to the department's small size. The major con would be availability of resources, which may be due to the location of the department and the focuses of the university overall."
Kacy M Taylor
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2014
  • Degree: Nursing
"My school was great! There are some things I would have done differently, but UAH provided a great experience overall."
Charles McEniry
  • Reviewed: 7/31/2014
  • Degree: Mathematics
"The graduate mathematics program provides a strong foundation, especially for students seeking to continue onto a PhD, and is also flexible for those students seeking to more diverse study. The major drawback to the program is the unwarranted perceived underrated value of the program."
Cassandra Baldwin
  • Reviewed: 6/2/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"Pros include the warmth of the professors and the quality of the courses. Cons include tiny amount of non-loan financial aid available for the program; however, I understand this is the case for most master's programs."
  • Reviewed: 7/21/2013
  • Degree: Systems Engineering
"Tell us about your college experience.My school was a very good fit with my interests. There are a lot of aerospace companies in the area surrounding my school who fill part time jobs with students while they are in school. I worked either part time or full time with an employer every semester I was in school after my sophomore year (co-op program). My school is small, so my professors gave each student individual attention.Would you get the same degree if you could start over?I would choose a different degree. I love the degree I did, but I would choose a degree in electrical engineering if I could start-over. I would change to electrical engineering for a bachelor's degree and then do Industrial and Systems engineering for a master's degree. I would do this because it now want to do a master's in Electrical Engineering and take pre-requisite classes. My job is a mixture of industrial and systems engineering and electrical engineering.What advice can you offer other students?Choose a career that is in-demand. Look at jobs posted in cities surrounding where you live and see what degrees companies are seeking in real job postings. Pick an employable degree that you could be happy doing."
Dave Reynolds
  • Reviewed: 12/12/2012
  • Degree: Business
"Not a bad program. I think the professors are competent enough, but they have to tone down the lessons to be able to reach most of the class. They'd do better to step it up."